Urushringa

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Architecture of Khajuraho temples showing an urushringa beneath the sikhara

An urushringa is a subsidiary tower pasted against the main tower (sikhara) in the Hindu temple architecture.[1][2] The urushringa is lower and narrouwer than the sikhara. It strengthens the feeling of height given by the temple. We find them on the temple of northern India in the Nagara architecture.

On the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in Khajuraho there are 84 urushringas around the sikhara.[2][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Architecture on the Indian Subcontinent - Glossary". Retrieved 2007-01-26. 
  2. ^ a b Pdf file about the Khajuraho temples
  3. ^ http://www.ar.utexas.edu/AV/ARC318L/glossary/building/kandar.html